Friday, July 01, 2005

China: First book on human rights published by Chinese NGO

China has allowed the publication of the first report on human rights by a non-governmental organization (NGO) after the protection of human rights was enshrined in the Constitution.

Titled "China's Human Rights in Action" and written by the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS), the report discusses achievements China has made in protecting human rights.

As well as the predictable back-slapping, it does list the case of Sun Zhigang, beaten to death while detained at the Guangzhou Police Holding Center for having no ID on him in March, 2003.

Founded in January 1993, The China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) is a non-governmental national academic organization enjoying a special consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council.